Decorating With Flowers and Other Plant Materials

As the nights grow longer and the days get grayer, a flower arrangement may be just the thing to brighten your home and lift your spirits. Check out these Library resources for guidance on how to create your own floral arrangement, wreath or centerpiece.

Immigrant Memoirs

Whether Latinx, Asian or African, these writers consider how those identities mingle with the idea of being an American, from newly arrived to long-term residency. Dealing with themes of deep-rooted identity and the often-impossible navigation of assimilating to a culture that is not always welcoming, these books exhibit an array of hard-won truths about life and finding home.

Genealogy Book List

The Local History and Genealogy Department at CLP-Main has an extensive collection of books on how to carry out family history research. This list highlights a few of the best books for beginning researchers.

Pumpkin It Up!

  ‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything! This hardworking gourd is responsible for so many things people love about fall. For Creative Course Club this month we are sharing two … Continued

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner, founder of the indie rock/dream pop band Japanese Breakfast, writes about her Korean heritage, the loss of her mother to cancer, and how she cultivated her identity in the face of so much loss.

The Power of Positive Human Interaction

Increasingly it seems we are living in a society that just keeps fracturing. Passionate and emotional disagreements over just about every aspect of life can be overwhelming. How can we start healing and bridging these divides? The following titles suggest the power of positive human interaction as a healing force we can all engage in.

Banned Books Week

Each year the Office of Intellectual Freedom, part of the American Library Association, provides information and publicizes events for Banned Books Week. An annual celebration of the freedom to read, each year’s observance features a list of the top ten most challenged books of the previous year.

Graphic Sports Novels

In this selection of fiction and nonfiction graphic sports novels, teens will be able to feel the excitement of the games and catch a glimpse of the personal lives of the athletes.